We receive today in the morning ASUS F3Sc notebook. It is equipped with Intel Centrino Duo Processor Technology, in other words Santa Rosa just landed to me…

ASUS F3SC Review

Processor & Cache Memory
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7300/, 800MHz, 2/4MB On-Die L2 Cache
Operating System
Windows Vista Ultimate
Mobile Intel® PM965 Express Chipset + ICH8M
Main Memory
1GB DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM, up to 4GB SDRAM
15.4" WXGA/ WXGA+
Video Graphics & Memory
NVIDIA GeForce™ 8400M G, External DDRII 128MB
Hard Drive
SATA 60GB (5400rpm)
Optical Drive
DVD Super Multi: 5X/8X/4X/8X/4X/24X/10X/24X/8X
Card Reader
MMC/ SD/ Mini-SD/Memory Stick/ MS Pro/ MS-Duo/MS-Pro-Duo
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN(optional)
802.11a/b/g/n (Optional)
Intel® High Definition audio modem and 10/100/1000 Base T
Pass and support worldwide regulation
Bluetooth® V2.0+EDR (Optional)
Built-in Camera
1.3M Megabyte Pixels with LED Lighting
LED Status Indicator
Battery Charging/full/low
Wireless indicator
Bluetooth Indicator
1x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
4x USB 2.0 ports
2x Audio jack : Head phone (SPIDIF) and Mic-in
1x LAN RJ-45 and 1x Phone RJ-11 jack;
1x 1394 Type jack; 1x TV-Out (S-video)
1 x TV RF in
Hot Keys
Instant launch Keys:
5 buttons: Instant Fun PLUS, Power4 Gear +, Email, Internet, Touchpad Lock, Splendid
Function Keys:
Fn+F1 Suspend switch
Fn+F2 Wireless (Bluetooth) switch
Fn+F3 E-mail
Fn+F4 Internet
Fn+F5 Brightness down
Fn+F6 Brightness up
Fn+F7 LCD on/off
Fn+F8 LCD/CRT switch display
Fn+F9 Touch Pad lock
Fn+F10 Volume on/mute
Fn+F11 Volume down
Fn+F12 Volume up
Fn+Space Power 4 Gear eXtreme
Fn+C Splendid
Fn+V Take Picture
Fn+T Power 4 Phone
Built-in Intel® High Definition audio compliant audio chip
SoundBlaster Pro Compatible
Built-in stereo speakers (1.5W)
19 mm full size 88key with MS-Windows function keys
2.5mm travel
Battery Pack & Life
Li-Ion 6 cells: 4800mAh, 3S2P, 53.28WHrs
Li-Ion 9 cells: 7200mAh, 3S3P, 79.92WHrs
AC Adapter
Output: 19 V DC, 90W
Input: 100— 240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
Dimension & Weight
365 x 269.5 x 28-40.5 mm
2.95kg ( 6 cell battery )
BIOS Booting / HDD User Password Protection and security lock
Kensington lock hole
Trusted Platform Module
Built-in FingerPrint
Supplied Accessories
Optical Mouse
Carrying bag
Multimedia Software
ASUSDVD V7.0 ( *For Basic & Business only)
Power Director V5.0 (*For Basic & Business only)
Medi@Show V3.0 (For Basic & Business only)
* Premium & Ultimate are with MCE support from Windows Vista
Virus & Tool Software
Symantec Norton™ Internet Security 2007
Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0
NERO 7 Essentials
ASUS Utility
ASUS WinFlash
Instant Fun
ASUS Live Update
ASUS Power4 Great eXtreme
ASUS Net4 Switch
ASUS Wireless Console
ASUS LifeFrame2
Virtual Camera
ASUS MultiFrame
ASUS Power For Phone
Warranty & e-support
2-year limited global hardware warranty
1-year battery pack warranty
On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update)
OS (Microsoft Windows Vista) install/uninstall consultation
Bundled software install/uninstall consultation
ASUS software supporting (Liveupdate, Power 4 Gear+, ASUS Probe)

After benchmark fire we can read 3721 points in PCMark and 1720 points in 3DMark 06. . You can read all test results details here.

– Santa Rosa :)
– performance
– battery life
– Power 4 Gear+ (I like cars… and this remind me about cars)
– 1.3MP Built-in Camera

– touchpad: look/feel cheap
– power cord: it is curved near notebook power jack. Power jack it is on the back so, if you are careless it is possible to have some problems with power cord.

PCNews Award:

Gold Award

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